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Switzerland: IOC adds 15 events to Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme03:49

Switzerland: IOC adds 15 events to Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme

Switzerland, Lausanne
June 9, 2017 at 21:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, Reporter (English): "We say 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.' I think yours may be better. But.."

SOT, Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President (English): "I don't know. Does this refer to the election result in Britain or..?"

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board met in Lausanne, Friday, to discuss the event programme for Tokyo 2020 and to pave the way for the future Olympic Games that will take place in 2024 and 2028.

IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell confirmed that Tokyo’s Olympic programme will have 15 additional events that will include basketball, athletics and swimming games. "So we go from 306 events that we had in Rio to 321 that we will have in Tokyo 2020,” he added.

Regarding the election of future host cities, IOC President Thomas Bach said that Paris and Los Angeles are leading the list to host the 2024 and 2028 games.

He continued, "Both cities have really embraced [the] Olympic agenda in 2020 in different ways, but in particular in the way how they are planning to use a record number of existing and temporarily facilities." Such a move will lead to a drastic reduction of construction costs.

In the next meeting that will take place in Lima in July, the IOC will keep exploring this option and will vote with regards to whom and when will host the games.

Switzerland: IOC adds 15 events to Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme03:49
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SOT, Reporter (English): "We say 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.' I think yours may be better. But.."

SOT, Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President (English): "I don't know. Does this refer to the election result in Britain or..?"

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board met in Lausanne, Friday, to discuss the event programme for Tokyo 2020 and to pave the way for the future Olympic Games that will take place in 2024 and 2028.

IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell confirmed that Tokyo’s Olympic programme will have 15 additional events that will include basketball, athletics and swimming games. "So we go from 306 events that we had in Rio to 321 that we will have in Tokyo 2020,” he added.

Regarding the election of future host cities, IOC President Thomas Bach said that Paris and Los Angeles are leading the list to host the 2024 and 2028 games.

He continued, "Both cities have really embraced [the] Olympic agenda in 2020 in different ways, but in particular in the way how they are planning to use a record number of existing and temporarily facilities." Such a move will lead to a drastic reduction of construction costs.

In the next meeting that will take place in Lima in July, the IOC will keep exploring this option and will vote with regards to whom and when will host the games.

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